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Turkey-Syria border: Russian warplane crashes

Published 5:47 AM ET, Tue November 24, 2015
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A Russian warplane goes down in Syria's Bayirbucak region, near the Turkish border, on November 24, 2015. Fatih Akta/Anadolu/Getty Images
The Turkish military says it shot down the unidentified warplane, contending it repeatedly violated Turkish airspace. Fatih Akta/Anadolu/Getty Images
Turkey's semi-official Anadolu Agency cites Turkish presidential sources in reporting that a Russian SU-24 was "hit within the framework of engagement rules." Fatih Akta/Anadolu/Getty Images
The Anadolu Agency reported that a parachute was also seen leaving the jet before it crashed. The fate of the airman remains unclear. Fatih Akta/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images
The Turkish government is strongly opposed to the Syrian regime of Bashar al-Assad. Russia, however, has backed Assad, and has had warplanes active over Syria. Fatih Akta/Anadolu/Getty Images
Heavy smoke has been seen in the area where the plane fell.
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